Andhra Pradesh CM to launch housing scheme today – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh government will launch construction of about 15.6 lakh houses for the poor under YSR Jagananna Housing Scheme on Thursday.

Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will virtually lay the foundation stone for the housing colonies from the camp office.

The state government will spend about Rs 28,000 crore for the housing scheme which is considered to be the biggest to be launched in one-go.

The state government is planning to construct another 12.70 lakh houses in the second phase of the with a cost of Rs 22,860 crore after completing the first phase programme by 2022.

The state government has readied a blueprint for the mega housing scheme to ensure all the poor who have been granted house-sites recently will become house owners by 2023.

In addition, the state government will be spending funds on construction of dedicated roads, drains, electricity, drinking water, parks and open auditoriums in all the housing colonies.

Chief minister YS Jagan directed the officials to keep in mind that they were not merely constructing the new housing units but new villages.

“We are providing all required infrastructure in the housing colonies to see that the beneficiaries would move into their own houses immediately after construction. Chief minister YS Jagan had directed us to create housing colonies as the best one in the country,” said housing minister Cherukuvada Srirangantha Raju.

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